Daily-Reviews

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Mary Poppins (1964)

"The entire set was constructed indoors and it shows: the "outdoor" scenes are bathed in a dull gray light"

Posted Sep 16, 2013

Dan Jardine

2 52%

Promised Land (2013)

"Worth taking seriously, but hamstrung by avoiding larger political issues and coming down to a matter of individual conscience. "

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Dan Jardine

3 86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"Contrived and manipulative"

Posted Jul 12, 2012

Dan Jardine

4 72%

Lust, Caution (2007)

"Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens. "

Posted Jul 11, 2012

Dan Jardine

5 80%

Le Petit Soldat (The Little Soldier) (2013)

"Godard's followup to Breathless is both lesser and greater than its forefather. "

Posted Jul 13, 2011

Dan Jardine

6 93%

Le Mépris (Contempt) (2008)

"Who is the Godard guy and how could he make something as humdrum yet full-of-itself as Contempt?"

Posted Jul 12, 2011

Dan Jardine

7 80%

American Experience - The Donner Party ()

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mike Pinsky

8 ——

Hellsing - The Complete Collection (2003)

Posted Aug 1, 2006

Bob Mackey

9 ——

Now and Then, Here and There - Complete Collection (2002)

Posted Aug 1, 2006

Bob Mackey

10 ——

Weird U.S.: Real Tales of the Bizarre Vol. 3 - Rebels and Traitors and Crimes and Punishment (2006)

"Although the show suffers from a lot of meandering in order to fill up an hour per episode, there are some entertaining tales to be found in Weird U.S. from time to time."

Posted Jun 28, 2006

Mike Pinsky

11 ——

Weird U.S.: Real Tales of the Bizarre Vol. 2 - Weird Worship and Weirdsville (2006)

"You are better off spending the same money as one of these discs for the Weird U.S. book about your home state. Then gas up the car and find your own adventure."

Posted Jun 28, 2006

Mike Pinsky

12 ——

Weird U.S.: Real Tales of the Bizarre Vol. 1 - Strange but True and Road to Weirdsville (2006)

"Lots of build-up for very little pay-off."

Posted Jun 28, 2006

Mike Pinsky

13 ——

Nowhere Man - Complete Series (2005)

"If The Prisoner is lobster in a fancy restaurant, Nowhere Man is a decent meal at Red Lobster. But that is still much better than a Filet-O-Fish sandwich any time."

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Mike Pinsky

14 20%

Private Resort (1985)

Posted Jun 24, 2006

Nos Darkly

15 55%

Hamlet (2000)

Posted Jun 3, 2006

Aaron J. Bossig

16 ——

Amon Saga (2001)

Posted May 24, 2006

Bob Mackey

17 ——

Appleseed ()

Posted May 24, 2006

Mike Pinsky

18 ——

Aenigma (1987)

Posted May 24, 2006

Brian Matherly

19 ——

Ah! My Goddess - The Movie (2000)

Posted May 24, 2006

Bob Mackey

20 ——

The Greenskeeper (2003)

Posted Apr 8, 2006

Dennis Prince

21 ——

Gatchaman Collector's Box - Vol. 5 (2006)

"Bravo, ADV. Bird go!"

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

22 ——

Pioneers of Primetime (2005)

"Pioneers of Primetime just tips its hat to these stars of yesteryear without really teaching us to appreciate their talent."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

23 ——

John and Abigail Adams (2006)

"John Adams is the cranky, stubborn side of our American character, and that is the side that we like to pretend we do not have."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

24 ——

Star Trek - Fan Collective: Borg (2006)

"Whatever the Borg are, or might be, as aliens, Star Trek ultimately turned them into yet another race than can be, in some future time, assimilated into the Federation."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

25 ——

Harlem Globetrotters: The Team that Changed the World (2005)

"The fact that the Globetrotters are the face of American entertainment for millions of kids outside the United States %u2014 well, that is one export we can be proud of."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

26 ——

Crime Story - Season 2 (2005)

"Season Two benefits from better performances all around%u2014Farina evolves into a sharp actor throughout the season%u2014as well as tighter editing and direction."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

27 ——

Benjamin Franklin (2002)

"The best thing I can say about this documentary is that I came away with a new appreciation for a historical figure that I thought I already knew too much about."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

28 ——

Atragon (2005)

"I mean, giant earth-drilling, flying submarine? How cool is that?"

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

29 ——

Da Vinci and the Code he Lived by (2006)

"While PBS still takes the high road with its history documentaries, the History Channel has carved out a niche making what I will call "the exploitation documentary.""

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

30 ——

Maigret Collection (2002)

"The shows themselves are pretty good though, mostly because of Gambon's performance."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

31 ——

Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald Vol. 2 1942 - 1946 (2005)

"But the 1940s were a mixed bag for Donald, and fans will find the ratio of truly classic cartoons to mere filler a little troubling."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

32 ——

The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

"Think of this as the most existential clay-animated movie ever made."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

33 ——

Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities - Celebrated Shorts 1920s - 1960s (2005)

"Perhaps because it is such a disparate collection of material, Disney Rarities disappoints as much as it surprises."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

34 ——

Mr. Show - The Complete Collection (2004)

"If you buy Mr. Show: The Complete Collection, Bob and David will personally send you a letter, scrawled with their own little hands, expressing their love and devotion."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

35 ——

Gatchaman Collector's Box - Vol. 4 (2005)

"Once again treading that fine line between action and absurdity, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman marches on."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

36 ——

Shinkai Collection - Voices of a Distant Start/The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2005)

"There is much hype surrounding Makoto Shinkai, but the truth is that the work he has produced so far is pedestrian."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

37 ——

Astro Boy - The Collection Box Set (2005)

"Marked by simple character designs and cheery colors, the 80s incarnation of Astro Boy makes no apologies for being a throwback to an earlier era."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

38 ——

Timeslip - The Complete Series (2005)

"The blurry black and white serial that comes on this set is probably just a curiosity, a piece of someone's childhood memory that does not hold up so well in the present."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

39 ——

Kumars at Number 42 (2005)

"The Kumars at No. 42 is less a talk show than an improv-driven lark whose funny depends on how far the guests are willing to play along."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

40 100%

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)

"You can also see it as the final step in Merian C. Cooper's career from real adventurer to creator of cinematic adventures."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Mike Pinsky

41 ——

American Experience - Ansel Adams (2003)

Posted Feb 22, 2006

Stephen Cooke

42 69%

Collectors (2000)

Posted Oct 15, 2005

Brian Matherly

43 ——

Wing and a Prayer (1944)

Posted Aug 15, 2005

Stephen Cooke

44 80%

Strait-Jacket (1964)

Posted Aug 9, 2005

Dennis Prince

45 80%

Strait-Jacket (1964)

Posted Aug 9, 2005

Dennis Prince

46 ——

When Dinosaurs Roamed America (2001)

Posted Aug 4, 2005

Mike Pinsky

47 89%

Le Procès (The Trial) (1962)

Posted Aug 4, 2005

Mike Pinsky

48 ——

Victory (1995)

Posted Aug 4, 2005

Mike Pinsky

49 ——

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Posted Aug 4, 2005

Mike Pinsky

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